Dr Sarah Cousins and Hilary Minns explore the value of sharing rhymes and stories with very young children. They present some of the research underpinning this approach and offer students and teachers starting points for developing such a pedagogy.
Lynne Campbell (previously Lynne Johnson) worked as part of a small HECSU funded research team at The Open University to compare the efficacy of e-guidance and telephone career support for students' career learning, development and progression.
Dr Phil McCash, co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Career Development, discusses the biggest obstacles in the career development field and how organisations can enhance employees’ careers.
Gill Frigerio, with Danish co-author Miriam Dimsits, considers how career development practitioners work with people who feel a sense of calling to commit themselves to global sustainability in their careers.
Ian Day explores the 'myth' that coaches can not ask the 'why...?' questions, and asks why this is?
Dr Tania Lyden considers whether social groups perceive similar gains from career mentoring in HE and how social difference influences career mentoring interactions.
This research project from Dr Nalita James explored learners' experiences of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and their perceptions of how learning the English language has supported their integration and community cohesion in Leicester.
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Dr John Gough
Together with co-author Dr Siobhan Neary, Dr John Gough examines the professionalisation of career development provision in countries across the world.
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